Myths about your feet

Men´s Shoe Size

We all know that American bodies are getting bigger, but what about our feet? In the United States, the best-selling shoe size is 8.5 for women and 10.5 for men. Those are both up a full size from 30 years ago, according to the National Shoe Retailers Association in a Chicago Tribune article. If you think you know your correct size, you could be off — a 2011 report published in the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery suggests that about 35 percent of people underestimated by at least half a size.

There are also many myths about shoe size, perhaps the most common being that the larger the shoe (and therefore the foot), the larger the penis size. A few different studies have debunked that one. A British study showed no correlation between  penises and men´s shoe sizes, after measuring penises and feet of 104 men, so the saying should really be “big feet, big shoes.”

Smelly feet & Vodka?

foot odor and vodkaIt’s probably an urban legend that soaking stinky feet in vodka will help you to get rid of smelly fee, nevertheless unlike many myths  this one it´s true. Since Vodka has 40% of pure alcohol, it works the same as rubbing alcohol, which would kill bacteria and fungus.

If you’re wondering whether you’d become intoxicated from soaking your feet in alcohol, Danish scientists also debunked that myth in 2010. After soaking their own feet in vodka, they measured blood alcohol levels and found no indications afterward of drunkenness.

Can´t run, I´m getting old…

adult running.2jpgWe often hear this from our grandparents “I can’t run/walk/stand like I used to” or “i´m running/walking slower probably because i´m getting old”. But in fact, they are NOT a natural part of the aging process. Foot and musculoskeletal problems are surprisingly common as time pasts, due to rigid footwear. People spend a life time wearing  rigid shoes, wich inevitable leads to a chance in foot shape, giving as a result foot, ankle and knee problems.

Celebrities with extra toes?

halle berryCelebrities are idolized for their talent and beauty yet some of the have very strange foot. Famous actresses  like Halle Berry and Kate Hudson  have been rumored to have an extra digit, wich turns out to be true after a picture was realesed by a magazine where these two  gorgeous ladies were spoted with what seems to be an extra toe.Yes believe it or not the mysterious “extra toe” it´s not a bunion or a corn, in fact it´s a condition known as polydactylism.

Polydactyly is a condition where humans are born with an extra finger or toe. The extra digit usually appears as a piece of soft tissue without any joints. An extra toe is most commonly located next to the little toe. Southern Medical Journal reported that 1 or 2 of every  1,000 children have this condition.

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